Esse

Esse

[es-se; Eng. es-ee]
Esse (Ähtävä) is a village in Western Finland. It has a population of about 3,000 people, of whom approximately 94% are Swedish-speaking Finns and the rest are Finnish-speaking. The village is in the northeast part of Pedersöre Kommun.

The river of Esse flows through the village. This river is one of the last places where the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera can be found.

Villages

Esse is divided into 4 smaller villages:

  • Överesse, where the church is located
  • Ytteresse
  • Bäckby
  • Lappfors

History

Esse was an independent municipality until it merged with Purmo and Pedersöre in 1977, to form the new municipality with the name Pedersöre Kommun.

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